The City of Amesbury (estimated population 18,000), a dynamic Merrimack Valley community rich in tradition with a vibrant and expanding economic base, is seeking a strong candidate for Elder Mental Health Outreach Team Case Worker (EMHOT)

HOURS OF WORK: Up to 19 hours per week
CLASSIFICATION: Part time, non-union, non-benefit eligible.
COMPENSATION: $$25 -30.00 per hour
POSITION PURPOSE: The Elder Mental Health Outreach Team Social Worker assists the Program Manager with cases
assigned to the EMHOT program.

▪ Provides clinical social work assessments of clients enrolled in EMHOT Program.
▪ Implements treatment by providing individual, family, and group counseling as directed by program manager
when appropriate.
▪ Plans and coordinates discharge planning.
▪ Plans, coordinates, and implements social services for elders and their families.
▪ Make decisions quickly and communicates effectively within a diverse organization, focusing on the goals and
missions of the Council on Aging.
▪ Screens clients and determines eligibility for program, when appropriate.
▪ Completes admissions packets with clients for EMHOT. Conducts assessment of clients; reviews and determines
case management plan; coordinates and implements delivery of services.
▪ Conducts in-home visits to local elders to assist with information and service delivery, provides necessary
referrals as needed.
▪ Responds to crisis; coordinates with local agencies and safety departments to modify or alleviate crises; involves
appropriate persons to respond to situation.
▪ Coordinates with Protective Services network.
▪ Assists clients in accessing and completing required applications for local, State and Federal services and
▪ Make referrals to collateral and other agencies when appropriate.
▪ Maintains client files and records in a confidential manner.
▪ Compiles and maintains all necessary program reports and records, with supervision of Program Manager.
▪ Maintain professional requirements: documentation, timeliness, public engagement.
▪ Works effectively in collaboration with social service agencies on meeting the needs of EMHOT clients
▪ All other duties as assigned by the COA Director or Assistant Director.

Peripheral Duties
▪ Attends seminars and workshops related to client and EMHOT program’s needs.
▪ Assist with technology related communication/marketing.

SUPERVISION: Assistant Director of Council on Aging
Required Skills and Qualities:
Education and Experience:
(A) Master of social work and LCSW preferred
(B) LSW with minimum four years’ experience will be considered
(C) An equivalent combination of education and experience.
(D) Valid driver’s license and vehicle as traveling required
(E) CPR Certified
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Considerable knowledge of elder service programs and delivery systems.
(B) Knowledge of human services/mental health in the geriatric population.
(C) Ability to manage crises and sensitive issues.
(D) Ability to work and communicate with clients and staff.
(E) Some knowledge of DSM-5.
(F) Ability to work and communicate with a variety of people and always maintain confidentiality.
(G) Ability to assess and make decisions regarding the welfare and safety of clients and their families.
(H) Considerable knowledge of Computer software such as Microsoft Office.
(J) Scheduling flexibility needed on occasion.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
required to walk, sit, stand, and communicate. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to operate objects,
tools, or controls; and reach with hands. The employee will occasionally lift and / or move 25 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Employees are occasionally exposed to
exceptionally dirty and odoriferous environments.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:
Michael Keleher, Human Resource Director, City of Amesbury

To remain posted until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by September 6, 2021
The City of Amesbury is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Amesbury does not discriminate in hiring
or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age,
genetic information, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status or membership in the armed services,
marital status or any other protected category under federal or state law